Hopkins County is home to an abundant array of educational opportunities including:
Madisonville Community College - one of the fastest growing community colleges in the nation.
Murray State University - one of the top public universities in America as ranked by U.S. News & World Report for the 19th consecutive year.
Two public school districts offering primary and secondary education
One private primary school
Numerous Head Start and preschool programs
West Kentucky Workforce Investment Board is responsible for managing local workforce development projects through the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 including intensive business services and on-the-job training funding.http://www.peadd.org/employ/default.aspx
Bluegrass State Skills Corporation (BSSC) is a corporation that stimulates economic development through programs of skills training to meet the needs of business and industry. The BSSC, in cooperation and coordination with other state employment and training organizations, has the capability to customize a comprehensive program of skills training services for new, expanding, and existing industries. http://www.thinkkentucky.com/bssc/
KY WINS is a program designed to provide funding and instruction for a business’ training programs. The program provides workers with world-class skills while increasing their productivity and improving the employability of Kentucky’s citizens. KY WINS is administered through the Madisonville Community College. http://madisonville.kctcs.edu/Workforce_Solutions.aspx
WorkKeys is a national system for teaching and assessing workplace skills that connects knowing with doing and learning with earning. The WorkKeys system helps businesses cut the cost of recruiting, selection, hiring, turnover, training, overtime, and downtime. WorkKeys is administered through Madisonville Community College. http://madisonville.kctcs.edu/Workforce_Solutions.aspx
Work Profile System is an advanced computerized system of job analysis. Job applicants progress through a customized assessment center which produces a person/job match that is a measure of the individual’s ability to successfully perform the job. Madisonville Community College has certified trainers that can assist you with the entire selection process. This system is administered through Madisonville Community College. http://madisonville.kctcs.edu/Workforce_Solutions.aspx